More Statistics

Asylum seekers per 1000 Populace

Above we can see that most EU countries have a very low percentage of asylum seekers. The UK in particular is low having just less than one asylum seeker per thousand people.



Detention Length of Stay March 2002

Asylum seekers are only kept in detention if there is a valid fear that they might run away. The statistics show that 1,370 persons are kept in detention centres of whom 1,185 are male and 185 are female.

Nationality of Asylum Seekers in Detention Centres March 2002



Sources: BBC; Refugee Council; Home Office; The Guardian


Pull & Push Factors